When: November 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Estuarium, 309 State Ave NE, Olympia, WA 98501
What: The Estuarium and the Surfrider Capitol Chapter presents Robert Steelquist, author of the new book, “The Northwest Coastal Explorer.”
“When gardeners travel, we want to see … plants. But that doesn’t mean gardens, necessarily, as brought home by a new, photo-filled guidebook to our magnificent coastline from Northern California to British Columbia. Steelquist, a naturalist and environmental educator, arranged the book by habitat. From estuaries to coastal forests, he details the birds, animals, sea life and plants you’ll find within each. Learn how European beach grasses came to monopolize the Oregon dunes, and the challenges faced by that monarch of the coastal forests, western red cedar (Thuja plicata). Plenty of quality photos and the interweaving of habitat, plant life, and creatures make this book an inviting guide to our unique coastal ecosystem.”
Books ($24.95) and signing available
- All work must be wholly original.
- Story must be themed around the Puget Sound.
- Stories should be 2,500 words or less (about 1-4 pages).
- Co-Authoring is not allowed.
- Authors must choose one of the following writing prompts to inspire their story:
- Adventure at Midnight
- Message in a Bottle
- A Ferocious Beast
How to submit a story:
E-mail: center@SSEAcenter.org (Subject Line: SSEA Stories Submission)
Mail or hand-delivery:
309 State Ave NE, Olympia WA 98501
Entries will be accepted November 1st – November 30th. Please include author’s name, age, email address, and phone number with your submission. Submissions with missing, illegible, or out of date contact information will not be considered.
Click HERE for more information, rules, and prizes.
Join us for the first of 6 events in this season’s Discovery Speaker Series. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Speaker from 7 – 8:30 pm.
Come visit the Estuarium this month for “EstuSCAREium,” including spooky exhibits that feature toxoplasmosis, marine debris, and wolf eel trivia.
Come visit the Estuarium this month for “Cetacean September,” where we will be celebrating all things whales and dolphins!